June 6, 2006
KING 5 Wins Four Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards
SEATTLE, WA -- KING 5 Television is proud to announce it has been honored with four prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards. The Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) presents the Murrow award to honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Murrow award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow held as a standard for the broadcast news profession. KING 5 is proud of its news professionals who distinguish themselves again this year.
KING 5 has earned the following awards in the Large Market category for
Region 1, which includes Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon and Washington:
1. Overall Excellence
This is KING 5's third consecutive award for Overall Excellence.
2. Continuing Coverage
KING 5's Susannah Frame, Kellie Cheadle, and Eric Olson won the Murrow award for Trouble on the Tarmac, a series of investigative stories that uncovered a significant increase in problems at a locally based airline.
KING 5's Ken Jones won the Murrow award for his videography in Crown for Kathrina, where he followed the treatment of four-year-old Kathrina Goodwin who was born with Marshall-Stickler syndrome.
KING 5's Pat McReynolds won the Murrow award for Precious Photos, a story about photographer Lynette Johnson, who photographs young children with days or perhaps just hours to live.
The RTNDA has been honoring news organizations with the Edward R. Murrow award since 1971. Regional winners move on to national competition. National Edward R. Murrow awards will be announced later this year.
KING 5 is part of Belo Corp ., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,700 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.